February 2, 2009
Dev Patel to star in Shyamalan’s next
Hollywood filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan has cast
Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel in his upcoming, live-action movie,
The Last Airbender, Variety.com said.
The film, which is based on an animated Nickelodeon television series, will co-star newcomer Noah Ringer, as well as Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone and Jessica Jade Andres.
Production is slated to begin in mid-March in Greenland, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.
The first picture in the planned three-movie
Airbender series is expected to hit theaters July 2, 2010.
Shyamalan's films include
The Sixth Sense,
Lady in the Water and